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Brazil Senate passes constitutional amendment making data protection a fundamental right

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the Chamber, deputies added a section that assigns to the federal government the duty to organize and supervise the protection and processing of personal data. The bill's rapporteur in the Senate, Simone Tebet, maintained the change.

"The right to privacy is in the Constitution. We needed to include the right to privacy of our personal data, including by digital means, as a constitutional precept. This is exactly what the PEC is about," Simone said in the plenary session.

"We are behind (in this matter) by at least two decades in relation to Europe and . . .

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